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Love and rage

A wise woman said to me, ‘we are all at different stages in this journey. Many are just waking up. There is no point blaming or being angry with others. We must drown them in love and knowledge’. 

Civil disobedience works. I feel conditioned to say I’m sorry for the disturbance I cause, but I am not. I’ve never cared much for what others think, but I do care about others welfare. This is why I take to the streets with thousands of other humans.
Soon more than 1000 good people will have sacrificed their freedom to force immediate action on the climate emergency. This is not going away. We do not cause distraction and waste police resources out of choice. We have no other choice. Change is coming if we choose to accept it or not. The option we have is to ignore it or to act while we still can. NOW.
People have never liked rebellion but it is proven in history to get things done. I have met many amazing people in London, all ages from all walks of life, and each feels drawn to act in this mass movement. This is a planet wide problem and we need to come together, tell the truth and work things out.
Whatever stage you are at on this journey, I hope you are coming to understand why so many have been drawn to the streets. For me, I had no choice. How can I tell my kids I did nothing while I could?

Love and rage from planet earth

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  1. Nikki Hayes

    Being green starts at home and I detest the hypocrasy of many (not all) of the Extinction Rebellion movement. Unless they have been living in a cave, everyone is aware of the climate emergency and I fail to see what further massively disruptive protests will achieve – other than alienating people whom, for the most part, support your viewpoint. The protests in themselves cause more pollution – clearly XR supporters are devoid of any understanding of irony. Of course the elephant in the room is never mentioned by XR – the fact that our planet cannot support the ridiculous population explosion, it boils down to us needing to halt population growth as well as taking actions to reduce, and eventually eliminate, our carbon footprint (carbon offsetting is greenwashing crap by the way). The largely middle class supporters of XR are some of the worst offenders in this respect. Did you know that one wood burning stove pumps out as much pollution as 6 arctic lorries?

    Being on a low income due to my husband being disabled means we are far greener than the vast majority of protestors. Put your money where your mouth is (not accusing you specifically) and look to your own behaviour before accusing others.

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